Battery Anode Material Project –Desalination Pipeline Hydraulic Review


Eyre Peninsula, South Australia


Renascor Resources


+61 8 6375 9100

We are playing a key role in the global energy transition, supporting Renascor’s Siviour Graphite Project, which plans to produce ethically sourced and globally competitive battery anode material.

Located in South Australia, the Integrated Battery Anode Material (BAM) Project is comprised of a mine and concentrator as well as a downstream Purified Spherical Graphite (PSG) facility.

The company recently completed an updated and optimised BAM study to assess an increase in PSG production capacity together with additional staged expansions of operations, and to reflect the accelerated commencement of construction and operation of the Siviour mine and concentrator.

To support the Siviour mine and the associated concentrator, a process water source is required as there is currently limited fresh water supply at the mine. A desalination plant has been included (as part of the definitive feasibility study) where marine works have been identified as an important component of the overall desalination package.

BG&E Resources was engaged to undertake a detailed hydraulic review of all the pipelines and the proposed pipeline installation methodologies for the desalination plant.

Our hydraulic team undertook complex calculations to identify the minimum-sized pipe diameter required to achieve a cost-effective installation of the pipes for this portion of work. We will also review the marine works design, conduct an independent formal hydraulic assessment of associated pipelines, and provide advice on the current proposed pipeline design for the desalination plant.

Image: Courtesy of Renascor Resources

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